This is David Davenport of the Hoover Institution for Townhall.com.
It happens every year. People who do not understand the First Amendment of the Constitution launch legal attacks on Christmas.
This year’s Grinch award goes to an elementary school principal in Nebraska who banned Santas on worksheets, Christmas trees in classrooms, an elf on the shelf, making ornaments, reindeer and, yes, “red/green items” since those are Christmas colors. My favorite was her ban on candy canes because they are shaped like a J for Jesus and the red is for the blood of Christ and the white for the resurrection. Who knew?
Following expressions of outrage from parents and teachers, the school district reversed the anti-Christmas policy. Strike another blow for Christmas and the First Amendment.
Yes, the First Amendment says government may not respect the establishment of religion, but that still leaves plenty of room for you—and your children—to enjoy a Merry Christmas, even at school.
I’m David Davenport.Read More »